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*** ACTION BY PLANNING COMMISSION ***
NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at 1:00 p.m. in the City-Council Chambers, County-City Building, 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln Nebraska, on the following items. For more information, call the Planning Department, 441-7491.

The Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, April 30, 2003, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 113 of the County-City Building, 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska for a briefing by Public Works and Utilities Department on the "Southeast Upper Salt Creek Watershed Master Plan".

**PLEASE NOTE: The Planning Commission action is final action on any item with a notation of "FINAL ACTION". Any aggrieved person may appeal Final Action of the Planning Commission to the City Council by filing a Notice of Appeal with the City Clerk within 14 days following the action of the Planning Commission. **

The Planning Commission action on all other items is a recommendation to the City Council or County Board.

AGENDA WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2003
[All Members present} Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held April 16, 2003. ** APPROVED, 8-0, Taylor abstaining ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Change of Zone No. 3403, (519 K) from I-1 Industrial District to B-4 Lincoln Center Business District, requested by Kent Seacrest, on behalf of Cornhusker Place of Lincoln-Lancaster County, on property generally located at S. 7th Street and K Street. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620 Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for May 19, 2003, 1:30 p.m. 1.2 Change of Zone No. 3404 , (574 K) from R-3 Residential District to H-3 Highway Commercial District, requested by Peter W. Katt, on behalf of SGS, L.L.C. d/b/a Auto Plex of Lincoln, on property generally located at N. 27th Street and Fletcher Avenue. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373 Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for May 19, 2003, 1:30 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.3a Change of Zone No. 3405 , (289 K) requested by the Director of Public Works and Utilities, to revise Section 27.81.010, "General Regulations," of the Lincoln Zoning Ordinance regarding the requirement to obtain approval of a drainage and grading plan prior to grading or disturbance of land by changing the land size threshold at which an approved plan is required from two acres to one acre. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373 Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council scheduled for May 19, 2003, 1:30 p.m. 1.3b Miscellaneous No. 03002 , (289 K) requested by the Director of Public Works and Utilities, to revise the Lincoln Land Subdivision Ordinance by amending Sections 26.11.038, "Authority to Proceed With Improvements," 26.23.190, "Land Grading," 26.27.060, "Land Preparation and Grading," 26.31.040, "Sediment in Public Right-of-Way; Notice to Remove; Penalty," to revise the requirement to obtain approval of a drainage and grading plan prior to grading or disturbance of land by changing the land size threshold at which an approved plan is required from two acres to one acre, and to clarify provisions related to sedimentation in the public right-of-way. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373 Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council scheduled for May 19, 2003, 1:30 p.m. 1.3c Miscellaneous No. 03003 , (289 K) requested by the Director of Public Works and Utilities, to revise Chapter 2.05 of the City of Lincoln Design Standards, "Stormwater Drainage Design Standards," regarding the requirement to obtain approval of a drainage and grading plan prior to grading or disturbance of land by changing the land size threshold at which an approved plan is required from two acres to one acre. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373 Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council scheduled for May 19, 2003, 1:30 p.m. PERMITS: 1.4 Special Permit No. 846B , (568 K) requested by Dennis Scheer, with The Clark Enersen Partners, on behalf of Christ Lutheran Church, for an amendment to increase lot coverage, on property generally located at S. 44th Street & Sumner Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620 Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated April 10, 2003, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-00805. 1.5 Special Permit No. 2007 , (557 K) requested by Craig Chesnut, on behalf of Summit Properties, L.L.C., to permit the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises, on property generally located at 1000 Saunders Avenue. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362 Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated April 16, 2003, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for May 19, 2003, 1:30 p.m. 1.6 Special Permit No. 2008 , (650 K) requested by John M. Boehm, on behalf of Red Robin International, Inc., to permit the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises, on property generally located at S. 27th Street and Porter Ridge Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362 Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated April 16, 2003, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for May 19, 2003, 1:30 p.m. 1.7 Special Permit No. 2009 , (551 K) requested by Brian Carstens and Associates, on behalf of Pine Valley Nursery and Landscaping, for a garden center, on property generally located at SW 69th Street & West "O" Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370 Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for May 14, 2003, 1:30 p.m. PERMITS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.8a Special Permit No. 2011 , (745 K) requested by Stephen Clymer, with Olsson Associates, for an early childhood development center, with requests to waive non-perpendicular lot lines to the right-of-way and arterial street access, on property generally located at S. 91st Street and Heritage Lakes Drive. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362 Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated April 16, 2003, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for May 19, 2003, 1:30 p.m. 1.8b Waiver No. 03006 , (745 K) requested by Stephen Clymer, with Olsson Associates, to allow lot lines not perpendicular to the street, on property generally located at S. 91st Street and Heritage Lakes Drive. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362 Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for May 19, 2003, 1:30 p.m. PLATS: 1.9 Final Plat No. 02012 , (237 K) Mechling's Wilderness Park Estates, requested by Wilderness Park Estates Development Co., to final plat 11 lots on property generally located at N. Mockingbird Ln. and Mechling Dr. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373 Planning Commission 'final action': APPROVAL, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-00806 1.10 Final Plat No. 02045 , (730 K) Hartland Homes Southwest 1st Addition, requested by Duane Hartman of Hartland Homes, to final plat 45 lots and 2 outlots on property generally located at SW. 27th St. and W. South St. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662 Planning Commission 'final action': APPROVAL, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-00807 1.11 Final Plat No. 02049 , (710 K) Vintage Heights 14th Addition, requested by Robert Hampton of Pine Lake Development, L.L.C., to final plat 60 lots and 5 outlots on property generally located at S. 88th St. and Pine Lake Rd. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662 Planning Commission 'final action': APPROVAL, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-00808 2. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA: 2.1 ___________________________________ 2.2 ___________________________________ 3. PUBLIC HEARING ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION: PERMITS: 3.1 Special Permit No. 622F , (869 K) amendment to the Lakeside Village Community Unit Plan, requested by Gus Ponstingl, with Ross Engineering, on behalf of Craig Bauer Construction Co., to change from apartment buildings to townhomes, with waiver requests to allow to proceed with Community Unit Plan without an accompanying preliminary plat; to allow Planning Director to administratively approve final plat based upon the approved Community Unit Plan with private road, storm water detention, and maximum number of dwelling units on a dead end street, on property generally located at Lakeside Drive and West Lakeshore Drive. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620 Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL of revised staff recommendation dated April 30, 2003, with amendment adding Condition #1.1.25, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council scheduled for May 19, 2003, 1:30 p.m. 3.2 Special Permit No. 2005 , (730 K) Betty's Haven Community Unit Plan, requested by Brian Carstens and Associates, on behalf of Hartland Homes, Inc., for approximately 23 dwelling units, with requests to waive average lot width, lot area, and lot depth to width ratio, requirement of Preliminary Plat to allow approval of Administrative Final Plats, and allow the Planning Director to approve Administrative Final Plat that includes streets and private roadways, on property generally located at S. Coddington and West South Street. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373 Had public hearing. Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for May 14, 2003, 1:30 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS: 3.3a Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 03002 , (1,046 K) requested by the Director of Urban Development, to review the proposed amendment to the North 27th Street Corridor and Environs Redevelopment Plan on property generally located at N. 27th & 'P' Streets, as to conformance with the 2025 Lincoln City-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620 Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for June 2, 2003, 1:30 p.m. 3.3b Change of Zone No. 3401 , (19 K) from R-6 Residential District to B-3 Commercial District, requested by the Director of Urban Development, on property generally located at N. 27th Street and P Street. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620 Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for June 2, 2003, 1:30 p.m. 4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION: (See 4-2-03 agenda for staff reports on the following items.) MISCELLANEOUS: 4.1 Street & Alley Vacation No. 03003 , (542 K) requested by Christopher C. Caudill, Capital Contractors, Inc. and the Starbach Company, as agent for the Burlington Northern and Sante Fe Railway Company, to vacate X Street from the west line of N. 10th Street to the west line of N. 11th Street, generally located at N. 10th Street and X Street. Planning staff recommendation: Vacating "X" Street between the east line of 10th Street and the west line of 11th Street conforms to the Comprehensive Plan; Vacating "X" Street between the east and west lines of 10th Street does not conform to the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620 Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING THAT THE STREET VACATION DOES NOT CONFORM WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN and should not be approved, 6-1 (Krieser, Taylor, Carlson, Bills-Strand, Newman and Steward voting 'yes'; Larson voting 'no'; Schwinn and Duvall absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for June 2, 2003, 1:30 p.m. PERMITS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.2a County Special Permit No. 198 , (1,057 K) Wyndam Place Community Unit Plan, requested by Brian Carstens and Associates, on behalf of Bernie and Connie Heier, for approximately 16 single family acreages, on property generally located at N. 176th Street and Holdrege Street. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370 Had continued public hearing. Staff's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for May 14, 2003, 1:30 p.m. 4.2b County Preliminary Plat No. 03000 , (1,057 K) Wyndam Place, requested by Brian Carstens and Associates, for approximately 16 Lots, with requests to waive sidewalks, street trees, street lighting, landscape screening, cul-de-sac length, and block length, on property generally located at N. 176th Street and Holdrege Street. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370 Had continued public hearing. Staff's request or two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for May 14, 2003, 1:30 p.m.
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PENDING LIST: 1. Change of Zone No. 3299, requested by the Director of Planning, to amend Sections 27.69.044, 27.69.047, and 27.69.049 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, to adjust permitted signage in the O-3 Office Park District and adjacent to the Interstate in the H-1 Interstate Commercial, H-3 Highway Commercial, and H-4 General Commercial Districts. (1-24-01: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to place on pending.) 2a. Change of Zone No. 3292, a text amendment to Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, requested by the Director of Planning, to add Chapter 27.53, to create an overlay district, the Entryway Corridors District, concerning permitted uses, parking regulations, sign regulations, grading and land disturbance regulations, area regulations, and design standards, for corridors in the vicinity of Interstate 80 and Interstate 180. (2-7-01: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 2b. Miscellaneous No. 00011, requested by the Director of Planning, to adopt design standards for the Entryway Corridors District, an overlay district in the vicinity of Interstate 80 and Interstate 180. (2-7-01: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 3. Change of Zone No. 3321, requested by Michael T. Johnson, on behalf of West Gate, Inc., from R-7 Residential District to B-4 Lincoln Center Business District, on property generally located at 1729 M Street (6-13-01: Planning Commission voted 6-0 to place on pending at the request of the applicant.) 4a. Change of Zone No. 3279, requested by Lyle Loth, with ESP, from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, on property generally located at S. 70th Street and Countryview Road. (6-13-01: Planning Commission voted 6-0 to place on pending until January, 2002 at the request of the applicant.) 4b. Special Permit No. 1868, Windmill Ridge Estates Community Unit Plan, requested by Lyle Loth, with ESP, for 23 single family lots, on property generally located at S. 70th Street and Countryview Road. (6-13-01: Planning Commission voted 6-0 to place on pending until January, 2002 at the request of the applicant.) 4c. Preliminary Plat No. 00023, Windmill Ridge Estates, requested by Lyle Loth, with ESP, for 23 Lots, with requests to waive ornamental street lights; sidewalks; street trees; landscape screens; and block length; on property generally located at S. 70th Street and Countryview Road. (6-13-01: Planning Commission voted 6-0 to place on pending until January, 2002 at the request of the applicant.) 5. Street & Alley Vacation No. 01014, requested by Thomas Tiedgen, with Midwest Steel Works, to vacate the east 20' of South 7th Street, generally located at S. 7th Street and N Street. (10-3-01: Planning Commission voted 7-0 to place on pending indefinitely at the request of the applicant.) 6a. Annexation No. 01008, requested by the Director of Planning, to annex property generally located at Coddington Avenue and West Van Dorn Street. (4-3-02: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 6b. Change of Zone No. 3195, from R-3 Residential District to B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, requested by Lyle Loth of ESP on behalf of R.C. Krueger Development Company, on property generally located at So. Coddington Avenue and West Van Dorn Street. (4-3-02: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 6c. Change of Zone No. 3253, from R-3 Residential District to B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, requested by DaNay Kalkowski on behalf of Stockwell Properties, L.L.C., on property generally located at the southeast corner of So. Coddington Avenue and West Van Dorn Street. (4-3-02: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 6d. Use Permit No. 133, requested by J.D. Burt of Design Associates on behalf of Stockwell Properties, L.L.C., and by Brian D. Carstens and Associates on behalf of R.C. Krueger Development Company, for commercial retail and office uses, with requests to modify the rear, side, and front yard setbacks; to waive street trees; to adjust the minimum frontage requirements for signs; and to waive lot frontage and access to public street or private roadway; on property generally located at S. Coddington Avenue and West Van Dorn Street. (4-3-02: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 7a. Change of Zone No. 3364, text amendments to Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code (the Zoning Ordinance) requested by the Directors of the Public Works & Utilities, Parks & Recreation and Planning Departments, to generally adopt "Standards for Arterial Streets 120' or More in Width" and to make other minor amendments to the Zoning Ordinance by adding Section 27.03.082, Arterial Streets; and by amending Section 27.31.090, Height and Area Regulations for B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District; Section 27.37.060, Height and Area Regulations for B-5 Planned Regional Business District; Section 27.45.070, Height and Area Regulations for H-4 General Commercial District; Section 27.51.090, Height and Area Regulations for I-3 Employment Center District; Section 27.67.030, General Conditions for Parking; Section 27.71.080, Fences; and Section 27.77.010, Requirements for Changed or New Occupancy. (5-15-02: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 7b. Miscellaneous No. 02002, text amendments to Title 26 of the Lincoln Municipal Code (the Land Subdivision Ordinance), requested by the Directors of the Public Works & Utilities, Parks & Recreation and Planning Departments, to generally adopt "Standards for Arterial Streets 120' or More in Width", to revise the provisions for sureties and timing of sidewalk improvements along local and collector streets, and to make other minor amendments to the Land Subdivision Ordinance by amending Section 26.07.190, Major Street; Section 26.11.039, Requisites for Final Plat Approval; Section 26.11.040, Installation of Improvements; Section 26.23.040, Street and Other Public Way Widths; Section 26.23.120, Easements; Section 26.23.140, Lot; and Section 26.27.090, Trees. (5-15-02: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 7c. Miscellaneous No. 02003, text amendments to the City of Lincoln Design Standards, requested by the Directors of the Public Works & Utilities, Parks & Recreation and Planning Departments, to generally adopt "Standards for Arterial Streets 120' or More in Width" and to make other minor amendments to the Design Standards by amending Chapter 2.15, Urban Public Street Design Standards; Chapter 2.35, Design Standards for Street Trees; and Chapter 3.50, Design Standards for Screening and Landscaping; and by adding Chapter 5.00, Design Standards for Landscaping Streetscapes, Medians, Boulevards, Roundabouts and Arterial Streets. (5-15-02: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 8. Change of Zone No. 3367, from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, requested by Mark Hunzeker, on property generally located NE of SW 70th Street and West Van Dorn Street. (6-12-02: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending until an associated Comprehensive Plan Land Use proposal comes before Planning Commission.) 9. Special Permit No. 1961, requested by Chris Hansen, for material and equipment storage, on property generally located at Yankee Hill Road and Coral Drive. (7-24-02: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to place on pending.) 10a. County Special Permit No. 195, Beaver Creek Community Unit Plan, requested by J. D. Burt, with Design Associates, for 7 residential acreage dwelling units, on property generally located at the southeast corner of 134th and "O" Streets. (8-7-02: Planning Commission voted 7-0 to place on pending.) 10b. County Preliminary Plat No. 02011, Beaver Creek, requested by J. D. Burt, with Design Associates, for approximately 7 lots, with requests to waive sidewalks, street trees, street lighting, and block length, on property generally located at the southeast corner of 134th and "O" Streets. (8-7-02: Planning Commission voted 7-0 to place on pending.) 11. County Change of Zone No. 209, from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, requested by Bruce Pester, on behalf of Yankee, L.L.C., on property generally located at S. 12th Street (Highway 77) and West Sprague Road. (9-18-02: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to place on pending.) 12. Use Permit No. 89B, an amendment requested by Stephen Clymer, with Olsson Associates, and Danay Kalkowski, on behalf of Northern Lights, L.L.C., to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises within 100' of a residential district, on property generally located at S. 14th Street and Pine Lake Road. (10-2-02: Planning Commission voted 7-0 to place on pending.) 13. Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 02002.3, S. 82nd St. and Roca Rd.; Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 02002.5, Hidden Valley Golf Course; Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 02002.6, SW. 78th St. and W. Van Dorn; Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 02002.7, N. 84th St. and Waverly Rd. (10-16-02: Planning Commission voted to defer until completion of studies called for in the 2025 Comprehensive Plan.) 14. County Change of Zone No. 213, from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, requested by Lloyd and Terri Jakoubek, on property generally located at NW 70th Street and Mill Road. (3-19-03: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to defer until completion of studies called for in the 2025 Comprehensive Plan.) 15. Street & Alley Vacation No. 02019, requested by Jason Conrad, of Houses of Hope of Nebraska, Inc., to vacate the east-west alley, west from S. 16th Street to the east line of the north-south alley in Block 6, C. C. Burr's Subdivision, generally located at S. 16th Street and South Street. (3-19-03: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to place on pending.)
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